CHAPEL HILL, N.C.-- The 2nd-ranked Texas A&M soccer team (2-1-0) will conclude play in the Carolina Nike Classic on Sunday as it faces the Duke Blue Devils at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) at Fetzer Field.
"The game against Duke will be a mighty challenge for us, especially coming off our tough and physical match against North Carolina on Friday night,” A&M head coach G Guerrieri said. “Duke is one of the most technically skilled and organized teams in America and we're going to have to bring forth our best game of the year to get a positive result in their backyard."
The Blue Devils (2-0-3) posted a 1-0 victory over the Yale Bulldogs in Friday’s opening match on the campus of the 3rd-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels. Midfielder Lorraine Quinn netted the game-winner for Duke in the first half.
In the second match of the evening, Carolina came away with a 2-1 victory over the Aggies, it was the first win of the season for the Tar Heels and the first loss for A&M. Ashlee Pistorius was credited with the Aggies’ goal, the senior All-American’s fourth in just three games.
Sunday’s match will serve as just the fourth time the two teams have met. A&M holds a slight 2-1 all-time advantage. The Blue Devils and Aggies last met in 2003 in College Station during the NCAA Tournament, A&M won the game 2-1.